Mark 5:27
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New International Version
When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,

New Living Translation
She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe.

English Standard Version
She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment.

New American Standard Bible
after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.

King James Bible
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His robe.

International Standard Version
Since she had heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his robe,

NET Bible
When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When she heard about Yeshua, she came in the press of the crowd from behind him and she touched his garment,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since she had heard about Jesus, she came from behind in the crowd and touched his clothes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
when she had heard of Jesus, came from behind among the multitude and touched his garment.

King James 2000 Bible
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind, and touched his garment.

American King James Version
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

American Standard Version
having heard the things concerning Jesus, came in the crowd behind, and touched his garment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind him, and touched his garment.

Darby Bible Translation
having heard concerning Jesus, came in the crowd behind and touched his clothes;

English Revised Version
having heard the things concerning Jesus, came in the crowd behind, and touched his garment.

Webster's Bible Translation
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind, and touched his garment.

Weymouth New Testament
heard of Jesus. And she came in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak;

World English Bible
having heard the things concerning Jesus, came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes.

Young's Literal Translation
having heard about Jesus, having come in the multitude behind, she touched his garment,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:21-34 A despised gospel will go where it will be better received. One of the rulers of a synagogue earnestly besought Christ for a little daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. Another cure was wrought by the way. We should do good, not only when in the house, but when we walk by the way, De 6:7. It is common with people not to apply to Christ till they have tried in vain all other helpers, and find them, as certainly they will, physicians of no value. Some run to diversions and gay company; others plunge into business, or even into intemperance; others go about to establish their own righteousness, or torment themselves by vain superstitions. Many perish in these ways; but none will ever find rest to the soul by such devices; while those whom Christ heals of the disease of sin, find in themselves an entire change for the better. As secret acts of sin, so secret acts of faith, are known to the Lord Jesus. The woman told all the truth. It is the will of Christ that his people should be comforted, and he has power to command comfort to troubled spirits. The more simply we depend on Him, and expect great things from him, the more we shall find in ourselves that he is become our salvation. Those who, by faith, are healed of their spiritual diseases, have reason to go in peace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 27, 28. - This woman, having heard of Jesus - literally (τὰ περί τοῦ Ἰησοῦ), the things concerning Jesus - came in the crowd behind, and touched his garment. St. Matthew and St Luke say "the border (τοῦ κρασπέδου) of his garment." St. Matthew tells us that "she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole." From this it appears that, though she had faith, it was an imperfect faith. She seems to have imagined that a certain magical influence was within Christ and around him. And the touching of the border of his garment (the blue fringe which the Jews were required to wear, to remind them that they were God's people) was supposed by her to convey a special virtue. Yet her faith, though imperfect, was true in its essence, and therefore was not disappointed.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

When she had heard of Jesus,.... Of the many miracles he had wrought, and cures he had performed, in cases as difficult and desperate as hers, or more so; and that he was now passing along the streets,

came in the press behind; though she was so weak, and much enfeebled, as she must needs be, by such, and so long a disorder; yet she ventures into the crowd, which were pushing and pressing after Christ; and got up to him, behind him, being ashamed to tell her case, and desire a cure:

and touched his garment; the hem or border of it, with her hand, very softly, and in a private manner, so as not to be observed by any. Christ is the sinner's last shift; he tries every one first before he comes to him; he spends all his money, strength, and time, with others, to no purpose; and finding them all to be useless and unserviceable, he applies to him, who is the only physician that can give relief in this case: like this woman, having heard of his ability to save to the uttermost those that come to him; and being encouraged by the many cures of the worst of sinners, of such who were in the most desperate condition, presses in the throng, through a great many temptations, difficulties, and discouragements thrown in the way by Satan, and its own evil heart of unbelief, and which arise from a sense of vileness and unworthiness; and in a modest and bashful manner, fearing it should be thought presumption in him, and yet persuaded it is the only way for a cure, and that it is to be had in this way, lays hold on the robe of Christ's righteousness, and the garment s of his salvation; or, in other words, thus reasons with himself: though I am such a vile, sinful, unrighteous, and impotent creature, yet surely in the Lord there is righteousness and strength, if I can but by faith lay hold thereon; though it be but in a weak way, only by a touch, and in a trembling manner; I shall be justified from all things, I could not be justified by all the works of righteousness I have been doing, and that evidentially and comfortably; and therefore I will venture and draw nigh unto him, and though he slay me I will trust in him; I will throw off my own filthy rags of righteousness; I will make mention of, and lay hold on his righteousness, and that only; he shall be my salvation. And such an one finds, as this woman afterwards did, a perfect cure, cleansing from all sin, a free and full forgiveness of it, and complete justification from it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. When she had heard of Jesus, came—This was the right experiment at last. What had she "heard of Jesus?" No doubt it was His marvellous cures she had heard of; and the hearing of these, in connection with her bitter experience of the vanity of applying to any other, had been blessed to the kindling in her soul of a firm confidence that He who had so willingly wrought such cures on others was able and would not refuse to heal her also.

in the press behind—shrinking, yet seeking.

touched his garment—According to the ceremonial law, the touch of anyone having the disease which this woman had would have defiled the person touched. Some think that the recollection of this may account for her stealthily approaching Him in the crowd behind, and touching but the hem of His garment. But there was an instinct in the faith which brought her to Jesus, which taught her, that if that touch could set her free from the defiling disease itself, it was impossible to communicate defilement to Him, and that this wondrous Healer must be above such laws.

Mark 5:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Healing Touch of Jesus
26and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse-- 27after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. 28For she thought, "If I just touch His garments, I will get well."…
Cross References
Mark 5:26
She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.

Mark 5:28
because she thought, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed."
Treasury of Scripture

When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

touched.

Mark 6:56 And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they …

2 Kings 13:21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they …

Matthew 14:36 And sought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: …

Acts 5:15 So that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them …

Acts 19:12 So that from his body were brought to the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, …

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